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musicOMH’s Most Read Album Reviews: 2011 Q1



Adele - 21Well, it’s official. Adele is bigger than Radiohead.

At least that’s how musicOMH’s readers saw things in the first quarter of 2011 which, astonishingly, has already been and gone. As is our curiously geeky way round here we’ve made a list of what our readers have been looking at most in the albums section. We like lists. You like lists. Everybody likes lists. Right? And anyway, it’s as good a method as any for looking back at some of the albums that have caught our readers’ imaginations. Or something.

So. The Top 50 album reviews of 2011 Q1 is a chart of readership in our album reviews section between January and March 2011. Only reviews published in 2011 were eligible. Reviewers’ names are included in italics, for their gratification. And despite appearances, XL Recordings did not bribe us to lock out the top of the chart. Honest. Here we go…

1. Adele – 21 John Murphy
2. Radiohead – The King Of Limbs John Murphy
3. The Strokes – Angles Andrew Burgess
4. The Decemberists – The King Is Dead Luke Winkie
5. James Blake – James Blake Christopher Monk
6. Elbow – Build A Rocket Boys! John Murphy
7. Iron & Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean Daniel Paton
8. …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – Tao Of The Dead Jon Falcone
9. Joan As Police Woman – The Deep Field Rosie Wilby
10. Bob Geldof – How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell Max Raymond

11. R.E.M. – Collapse Into Now Christopher Monk
12. Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi Christopher Monk
13. The Joy Formidable – The Big Roar Sam Shepherd
14. Pet Shop Boys – The Most Incredible Thing Ben Hogwood
15. Beady Eye – Different Gear, Still Speeding Tim Lee
16. The Human League – Credo Jon Falcone
17. Yuck – Yuck Helen Clarke
18. Dustin O’Halloran – Lumiere David Welsh
19. Clint Mansell – Black Swan OST Ben Hogwood
20. Glasvegas – Euphoric ///Heartbreak\ Helen Clarke

21. White Lies – Ritual Luke Winkie
22. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake Andrew Burgess
23. Hercules And Love Affair – Blue Songs Ben Edgell
24. Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops And Hooligans Jamie Milton
25. British Sea Power – Valhalla Dancehall Luke Winkie
26. Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will Tom Jowett
27. Chase & Status – No More Idols Max Raymond
28. Deerhoof – vs Evil Jude Clarke
29. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Diamond Mine Ben Hogwood
30. Clare Maguire – Light After Dark Helen Clarke

31. Josh T Pearson – Last Of The Country Gentlemen Rosie Wilby
32. Johnny Greenwood – Norwegian Wood OST Ben Hogwood
33. The Vaccines – What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? Jamie Milton
34. Cut Copy – Zonoscope Ben Hogwood
35. Mirrors – Lights And Offerings Luke Winkie
36. The Naked & Famous – Passive Me, Agressive You Ben Weisz
37. Esben And The Witch – Violet Cries John Murphy
38. Katy B – On A Mission Ben Hogwood
39. Noah And The Whale – Last Night On Earth Sam Shepherd
40. The Dears – Degeneration Street Gareth Ware

41. Six Organs Of Admittance – Asleep On The Floodplain Daniel Paton
42. Wire – Red Barked Tree Helen Clarke
43. Hannah Peel – The Broken Wave Ben Hogwood
44. Robert Miles – Thirteen David Welsh
45. Duran Duran – All You Need Is Now Helen Clarke
46. Teddy Thompson – Bella Christopher Monk
47. Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo Tom Jowett
48. Funeral For A Friend – Welcome Home Armageddon Ben Edgell
49. Little Comets – In Search Of Elusive Little Comets David Welsh
50. The Unthanks – Last Jude Clarke

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